New York’s NIMBYs rarely choose battles worth fighting, needlessly and maliciously bogging down the process of new development in many of the city’s neighborhoods. But one of the more vindictive melees now taking place is being fought over 80 Flatbush Avenue, a pair of mixed-use buildings that would add substantially to Brooklyn’s housing stock, promising 900 new apartments, office space, retail and cultural amenities, and two schools totaling 700 seats. After launching a website, NIMBYs opposing the project have doubled down on their regressive bottom line, deleting a poll they themselves had created, after a 3:1 voting margin in favor of the proposal threatened to undermine a message without merit.
Until recently, Prospect Lefferts Gardens was mostly overlooked by developers busy constructing high-rise, high-value residential towers in other sought-after Brooklyn neighborhoods. Permits filed at 319 Lenox Road, however, are the latest in a slew of new mid to high-rise developments taking shape in the landmarked, historic district.
New permits filed reveal a mixed-use, residential building at 228 Vanderbilt Avenue, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Under development by Reuven Zulauf, Co-Founder of JV Capital Group, the function of the building will include seven residential units and a community facility.
A new, 8 story residential building will soon rise at 167 Willoughby Street, in Downtown Brooklyn‘s buzzing southern corner. Located just steps from the massive City Point development, the corner lot measures 2,425 square feet, facing Willoughby and Fleet Streets.
Fresh permits have revealed a small new affordable residential development at 376 Warwick Street, in East New York, Brooklyn. The four-family home will stand 29 feet or three stories tall.